Finding Your Path | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 11, 2020
Every graduate has a unique story that leads them to a new career in tech. For Web Development Cohort 35 student Lauren Maxwell, it was a journey of trying different career paths that served others and advice from friends that led her to where she is today. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Skills To Get The Job | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 2, 2020
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, James McClarty was struggling to find a job. James realized that education alone doesn’t land you a job. “I needed connections, a GitHub page, everything that shows I’m a qualified programmer,” he explained. “I knew I had to find a way to get my foot in the door, so I [could] work in software development professionally.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Applications To Bring People Together | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 5, 2020
It didn’t take a classroom for Curtis Crutchfield to start learning software development. At 16, armed only with a computer and a book on game programming in Visual Basic, Curtis attempted to build his first video game. After graduating from college and being an accounting coordinator for three years, Curtis was ready for a change and programming was calling his name. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Ms. Fix-it | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 31, 2020
Kelly Coles had studied Computer Information Systems and Visual Communications at a community college but felt “unprepared to enter the workforce” and now wanted to further her education. As she was considering a Bachelor's degree, she heard about NSS in an unusual way. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Analyzing The Game | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 28, 2020
With his love of learning and longtime interest in data analytics, Sam Lawson knew that his education wouldn’t end with his undergraduate degree in Music Business. The Navy veteran and MTSU alum considered graduate school, but the options didn’t pique his interest or seem particularly useful in the workplace. Then, one of his co-workers told him about Nashville Software School. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Analytics + Data Science

Just Keep Swimming | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 24, 2020
Brantley Jones was at a career crossroads a year ago when he moved to Nashville from Louisiana. A fisheries biologist by trade, he had completed an online course in HTML and CSS, which sparked his interest in a software development career. He shared, “We were planning on moving to Nashville and I started researching the job market up here, I saw that software was pretty much booming.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Tech Recruiter And Sales Lead Becomes Web Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 16, 2019
Alex Rumsey was no stranger to the tech world before coming to Nashville Software School (NSS). With experience as a recruiting manager and sales development lead for a local tech start-up, his work put him in regular contact with software developers. Hearing them speak highly of their careers and the opportunities for growth in the field, Alex realized it was time to forge a new path for himself. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Fueling The Community | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 10, 2019
As a digital marketer, Jeff Hill worked closely with development teams and was intrigued by how they brought marketing ideas to life on their website and app. After moving to Nashville, Jeff heard about Nashville Software School (NSS) from several alumni who all said NSS was the “best decision they ever made” to change their career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Try Things...Fail...Learn | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 3, 2019
Scott Silver has always looked for careers where he could learn and be challenged. His friends recommended software development as it fit his interests and would provide the workplace culture he’s seeking in his next job. As a middle school math teacher for six years, Scott worked on a process of continuous improvement for his students. The process involved asking questions like, “How are you going to get better,” learning to accept feedback, and creating an environment where students could make mistakes and learn from them. Scott found this process to be similar when learning to code. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

You Learn The Most When Things Don't Work | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 25, 2019
Prior to attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Melanie Bond was working at a pre-school. She loves kids but realized that she wanted a job that would challenge her mind. After hearing her dad mention multiple times that Amazon was coming to town, she looked into what type of job opening they might have. She ran into a lot of IT and development roles during her search and decided to give tech a try. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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